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boston highway. how this car came to rest upside down. >> reporter: a student goes on a violent rampage at ohio state. now police are looking for clues as to why. plus meet the officer hailed a hero for stopping the attacker from doing more harm. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> reporter: good morning. i'm nicole oliverio in for sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. 'tis the season for being cold and getting cold. the two of us have the marlon brando voice going. >> nicole: i blame the kids. with them. >> christa: the germ factory, right? we have seen some temperature changes. we'll see some rain later on today, as well, wren. >> wren: we're talking rain and not snow. our only concern here will be freezing rain this morning, and especially in north central mass as well as western mass, those higher elevations also looking at a greater chance of seeing a freezing rain advisory currently in effect. that will be in effect until 10:00 a.m. again, that rain freezing upon contact with the ground here. you can see system of those
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seen that. this is just very, very lights, but it doesn't take much of this to make for some slippery spots out on roadways. temperature-wise, low 30s for most of us. 29 degrees in orange. much warm master boston in the upper 30s. today is actually going to be mild temperature-wise, but it's going to be soggy for us. so showers are possible throughout the day. light rain during the morning hours. then this picks up the pace as we do head into the afternoon and evening. your commute home from work, probably a little dicey with rainfall. showers continuing into the evening hours. >> nicole: wren, thank you. hopefully the roads are still dry. not a lot of traffic. let's check in with danielle gersh. >> danielle: so far off to a quiet start, nicole. the zakim bridge and leverett connector, not seeing any issues. if you're getting ready to head out the door, you're in good shape. route 1 and 93 fine. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway just ten minutes. a lot of green south of town on route 3, 24 and 95. the pike wide open all the way
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morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minute. the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: we're following two big breaking stories this morning. a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team has crashed in colombia. >> nicole: also an out-of-control wildfire is tearing through a resort town in tennessee putting lives in 7's kris anderson is following breaking details. >> kris: nicole, christa, a couple big stories here, and scary scene unfolding in the town of gaithersburg, tennessee, right now. it's a resort town, very popular place. flames tearing through this tourist location known for its skiing and all sorts of resort-type activities. right now officials say at least 30 buildings have caught fire, including a popular hotel there. the dangerous scene unfolding near the great smokey mountains
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of dolly parton's theme park dollywood in sevierville, which is close by. everyone inside was evacuated and taken to saint. the trails of flames leading through wooded areas, as well. officials say the strong wind gusts of up to 70mph have knocked down trees and power lines, as well, but also causing those flames to spread very quickly. roadways out of the area packed as immediate evacuations were declared overnight. some area towns like pigeon forge and sevierville also being evacuated as a result of those quickly moving flames. crews are working around the clock trying to contain that fire. the other big breaking story is a plane that crashed down in colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. the plane was on its way to med own international airport in colombia. it left bolivia around 6:00. 72 passengers and nine crew
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officials just confirmed that five people managed to survive that crash. the other 76 people on board tragically killed when that plane went down. those survivors are now being treated at area hospitals. still not clear yet what caused that plane to go down, but officials say weather may have been a factor. the charter plane was carrying members of a brazilian soccer team. the team released a brief statement saying it was still evaluating the extent of this crash. the team was scheduled to play tomorrow for the first leg of the south american cup finals. that game has been breaking stories throughout the morning right here on 7news "today in new england." back to you, guys. >> also on 7... >> i saw the car ran into him an plowed into him. i was standing outside. >> christa: this morning police are searching for answers after just a terrifying attack on the campus of ohio state. 11 people were rushed to the hospital after a driver jumped the curb, got out of his car and
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police are trying to find the motive, and they say there could be links to terror. let's go 207's john cuoco with more for us. john? >> john: christa, the ohio state campus will reopen today less than 24 hours after an attack that rocked the campus in columbus. >> we have several pedestrians struck by a vehicle. >> john: the attack at ohio state started just before 10:00 a.m. monday. students and faculty blocked doorway and hid. >> we barricaded ourselves in our rooms like we were taught, turned off our hunkered down. >> john: officials say the suspect, 18-year-old abdul artan was somali citizen who lived in the area and was a legal, permanent resident. police and federal agents searching the apartment where they say artan lived. investigators say they can't rule out terror at this point. >> we have to consider that it is that possibility. >> john: law enforcement officials say shortly before the attack, this rant was posted to what appears to be artan's facebook page, saying the
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i can't take it anymore." police say artan deliberately dove over the curb, rammed the car into a group of pedestrians. he then continued to attack. >> the suspect came out of a car with a knife and started swinging at students. >> john: the only gun was fired by a responding police officer. 28-year-old alan harushko. >> the officer was in the right plates at the right time. he saw the whole thing happen and was able to action. >> john: campus police are confident the suspect came to the campus himself. now they're investigating if anyone else helped him plan the attack. live in the newsroom, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: john, thank you. an elderly tewksbury man is being treated for severe burns after getting trapped in a fire. the flames breaking out at the man's home on south rhoda street. neighbors tore the burning clothes off the 84-year-old man's body. >> well, his shirt was off.
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his chest and back was on fire pretty bad. we tore it off his chest and off his back and he was still smoldering. >> christa: the man was taken by helicopter the mass general. his daughter was also rushed to the hospital for smoke inhalation. she's expected to recover. >> sarah: police searching for suspects after a little girl's death is ruled a homicide in berlin, new hampshire. the chief medical examiner says that two-year-old died of blunt force trauma. officers found the child unresponsive inside her york street home sunday afternoon. ipswich police arrest man in connection with a home invasion that. happened on high street yesterday afternoon. investigators say the 32-year-old suspect broke into a man's home and hit the homeowner with a club. that man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. >> christa: and now to the latest in the president-elect's transition. donald trump today is expected to be a benchmark day. vice president-elect mike pence telling the media to expect some major announcements today.
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and human services. price has been a vocal president of the president's affordable care act. also the president-elect will be meeting with mitt romney again today for the second time. the former bay state governor is a contender for the secretary of state position. this comes as the president-elect's team is reportedly trying to keep romney out of the cabinet after romney's sharp criticism of the president-elect on the campaign trail. and students at harvard's kennedy school say they plan to protest the arrival ofem this week. the "globe" is reporting that campaign manager kellyanne conway and chief strategist steve bannon will be attending a conference on the school's campus. also jill stein asking for a recount in another battleground state this morning. the former green party candidate has filed for a recount now in pennsylvania. this comes after wisconsin says it will also begin a recount of votes later on this week. >> nicole: governor charlie baker reaching out to the president-elect. governor baker says he called president-elect trump before
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holiday and the congratulate him on his win. baker says he doesn't think president-elect trump will punish massachusetts for voting democratic in the. election. >> it was a social call. i mean, i did think it was important for me to reach out and to say congratulations and to offer our assistance if appropriate. >> nicole: during the campaign, the governor frequently spoke out against the president-elect, openly admitting that he did not vote with his and massachusetts setting a new record for voter turnout, more than 3.4 million people hit the polls on election day. according to the strait, about 30% of voters voted early in the state's first-ever early voting period. >> christa: people in cuba can't to mourn the death of their long-time leader, fidel castro. in fact, thousands lined up in revolutionary square in havana yesterday to pay tribute. today castro's actions --
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600-mile journey to santiago, cuba, the birthplace of the leader. castro passed away at 90. >> nicole: a meeting will be held today to discuss a controversial art exhibit. they will talk about whether it is connected to the presidential election. it was shut down after people complained about a painting depicting members of the ku klux klan. non-union members at logan airport are set to strike today. a rally will be held at east a.m. workers are protesting numerous violations including wage and safety issues. >> christa: 5:10 on your tuesday. we have lots more news ahead, including getting paper and plastic could soon cost you more at boston grocery stores. hear the city's new plan to go green. >> nicole: parents fired up. they say a local charter school should have handled a shocking situation differently. >> trump, baby! this man knows what's up.
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audience, but now he's getting grounded for life by one airline. >> wren: make sure to grab your umbrella as we head out the door. we're dealing with a soggy forecast after the break. >> danielle: so far so good on the roads. a quiet start on your roads.
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>> nicole: we're following breaking news. we start with republican. police on the seaboard of a shooting that's shutting down part of the lynnway. right now the road is shut down between shepard and commercial streets for that investigation. we have a crouton bay to the scene. we'll give you the latest information as soon as it becomes available. >> christa: police are investigating a deadly drive on the mcclellan highway in east boston. a driver was killed when he rolled over his car on route 1. it happened late last night.
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scene. back open now. no word yet on the cause of the crash. >> now 7weather. ism we have a wet stretch of weather ahead. we're kicking it off with slick weather. a freezing rain advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. you can see that especially in north central massachusetts, western massachusetts, those higher elevations seeing some rain freeze on contact with the ground, which definitely could cause for some slick roadways. you can see we're already especially again in north central massachusetts, worcester county seeing that push in here right now and that's going to be seen in leominster as well as fitchburg here this morning. as we head into the rest of your morning, here's what we're looking at big picture-wise. low pressure camped out in the upper midwest. it's taking its time moving forward, but this ban of precipitation out ahead of it in association with this warm front is moving pretty quickly. we're already seeing a lot of that moisture push into southern new england. still a lot of that actually back into pennsylvania.
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work its way into our neck of the woods, and it's going to bring a lot of moisture headed our way. temperature-wise, we'll stay about average if not above average today. starting things out warm here in boston at 38 degrees. most of us in the low 30s. we head enter the rest of the day. we'll see a lot of 50-degree weather. temperatures warming up even into the evening hours in association with that warm front. more on that in a second. a look ahead. this morning we'll generally see precipitation move in from the west and into eastern massachusetts. starting out with light rain and talking more rain showers. the more you see those oranges as well as yellows, that's where we'll see heavier rain. this is especially the case south of the mass pike. you can see as we head home from work today, that's when we're looking at probably the most difficult commute here for the day as we do have potential for more moderate to heavy rainfall. this pushes through by late tonight. we start to dry out. we keep things dry briefly into wednesday morning. as we head into wednesday afternoon, we get a second round of rainfall. that continues into wednesday
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lot of us are looking laughter an inch of rain up to an inch of rain. these are just estimates. where exactly that will fall will vary, but we're all looking at a good deal of moisture headed our way. by thursday morning after this second system pulls through, a lot of us will have one to two inches of rain. lockley three inches definitely possible for us. highs today in the mid-50s. again, that's going to be closer to 7 or 8:00. so not our typical time of the day where we see our high temperatures. but with we're going to be warm, breezier than yesterday, and areas of fog upper 40s for most of us, and that rain ending briefly. we're looking at that second round of rain by tomorrow, and that continues into thursday morning. >> also on 7... >> hey, baby, donald trump is your president, every [bleeped] one of you. if you don't like it, too bad. >> nicole: well, a vocal support of president-elect donald trump going over the top before taking off. and that rant has him grounded for life on one airline.
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saying that he will never again board one of their flights. let's go to 7's kris anderson with the latest. >> kris: good morning. this ban comes after delta faced harsh criticism for allowing this passenger to stay on board that flight after his rant. >> donald trump, baby! that's right. this man knows what's up. >> kris: a passenger on board a delta flight recorded a donald trump supporter spewing profanity and yelling about the president-elect. >> he gets up in the aisle and justta how many people, man? really? ain't nobody going to say something? >> we can't hear you. >> you can't hear me? donald trump, baby. >> kris: and insulting hillary clinton supporters. >> we got some hillary clinton supporters here? come on, baby. >> kris: delta says the man is banned for life from the airline, but some passengers don't think that's enough. he went off the plane for 15 minutes, delaying our flight,
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patriot, loudly for the whole place to hear. that passenger says she's gotten hateful messages for posting the video online. she also says delta has not reached out the her. >> hey, baby, donald trump, is your president, every [bleeped] one of you. if you don't like it, too bad. >> kris: a bit of an update. delta says it is offering full refunds to all of the other passengers who were on board that flight. back to you. >> christa: all right, kris. thank you. a woman meantime making an she jumps out of the emergency exit just after the plane landed yesterday afternoon. the woman then ran away on the tarmac, but officers eventually caught up with her and took her into custody. one way to do it when you're impatient. >> nicole: i guess. i think they said she had a medical condition. i don't know what happened, but i think there is another way to get off the plane. >> another story. there remember the employee who
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passengers. >> christa: i'm sure. >> nicole: still ahead on 7news "today in new england." a local day care shut down after a toddler wanders away into some real danger. >> christa: also ahead, tom brady's son telling all. hear what benny has to say about his dad's performance on sunday when he suddenly interrupts a radio interview. >> nicole: then a challenge to make sure they get your order right. we'll show you who did it better. celebrate the holidays with delicious dunkin' coffee. stop by dunkin' donuts for two k-cup boxes for $15.99 or 3 pounds of packaged coffee for $19.99.
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southern new hampshire, as well. but we'll switch over to all rain shortly. make sure to grab your umbrella before you head out the door. temperatures in the upper 30s in boston. low 30s in bedford. most of us with highs today in the low 50s. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics in miami last night without al horford who was excused after the birth of his second child. against a depleted heat team, they didn't need him. the celtics roll over miami for their fourth straight isaiah thomas and company built a 17-point lead by halftime. and even though the heat got within nine late, thomas was too strong down the stretch. he goes for 25, including a perfect 9-9 at the line. celtics beat the heat 112-104. it's anybody's guess when the patriots will have rob gronkowski back. the big tight end leaving in the first quarter of sunday's game with back injury, one that's reportedly not too serious, but the team plans on playing it safe with gronk, who is already
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and the bruins traveling a little light the philadelphia for tonight's skate with the flyers. neither zedeno chara or john-michael liles made the trip. i'm joe amorosino, that's sports. have a great day. >> nicole: patriots' tight end rob gronkowski will be among the big-name athletes attending tonight's fund-raiser for children's hospital. he's set to achieve the champion's award. the event has raised more than $40 million for the hospital other the past 20 years. now it'im did it better." >> christa: we're talking about a former pats' star in this week's challenge with bri eggers. she took on troy brown, one of your favorites. >> nicole: i told bri i would vote for both of them. >> christa: did you? >> nicole: i did. >> christa: i love it. they went head to head in a restaurant server challenge. bri and troy headed to burton's grill in hingham. they each checked tickets to see if their food matched the order. troy missed five items. bri missed four. >> nicole: but the result, it
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takes home another title. he got 53% of the vote. bri finished with 47%. maybe i should have just voted for bri. >> christa: now you feel guilty. see how you are? i next week bri will take on bruins' center and former harvard stardom nick moore. they'll low up holiday meal kits at the salvation army an you'll have a chance to decide the winner. that looks like a good challenge and for a good cause. >> christa: absolutely. coming up at 5:30, we'll hear the word of the year. i can't wait >> nicole: i'm always interested to see. also, pizza instead of presents? >> christa: and a plane crash in colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. investigators say 76 people were build, but somehow five people did manage to survive.
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>> nicole: we're following a number of breaking stories. a resort town in tennessee engulfed in flames. reports of a hotel and church among several structures on fire and popular dollywood is being threatened. >> christa: also breaking, a deadly plane crash in colombia. the aircraft carrying a professional soccer team. there is word of some survivors. >> nicole: parents demanding answers after a child says he was molested on a school bus. why a meeting with school leaders left those parents angry. >> and he got even more hurt. he's like a donkey. >> christa: tom brady's son joining him for an impromptu radio interview. why did benny call his dad a donkey? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kids say the darndest things, don't they? >> nicole: you always have to be worried about what they're going to say. they can say anything, anything. >> christa: especially when they answer the phone. all right. thanks for waking up with us, everybody. i'm christa delcamp.
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i can talk about how cold it is outside while being inside. >> christa: you know, welcome to the warmth. it's amazing. it is a nice day to take a break from being outside, because it could get slippery in some areas and rainy in others. >> nicole: especially west of the 495 look. >> wren: we're currently looking at a freezing rain advisory. currently under this freezing rain. that wraps up at 10:00, but it just takes trace amounts of rain to see these slipp ground. you can see temperatures below freezing in orange, 30 degrees in bedford, much warm anywhere boston than the upper 30s, but again, if you are headed further west, i'd watch out for some slippery spots. you can see we have some showers and freezing rain and a closer look at who is seeing this in northern worcester county while leominster will see some of this. currently seeing that. we'll continue to see this here this morning, but this is already going back and forth between rain and freezing rain, and we are eventually going to get to all rain showers here
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your commute home for work. >> nicole: let's see what the commute will look lying right new as we check in with fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, nicole. good morning, everyone. for your tuesday, something to keep in mind, the lynnway is closed due to police activity between shepherd street and commercial street in both directions there in lynn. no word on when that is expected to reopen. other than that, the roads really quiet. 93 and route 1, not seeing any issues headed into boston. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. bit around the braintree split. the pike wide open all the way back the framingham this morning. let's take a look at those drive times as you head out the door, an expressway way braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> nicole: danielle, thank you. severe wildfires tearing through tennessee's ski resort areas
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mountain national park. most of those towns are under a mabtdtory evaluation, including gatlinburg. 30 buildings have already gone up in flames. the fire continues to spread. also breaking, a plane crashes in colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. officials say 76 people were killed in that crash. five managed to survive, and they're now being treated at a colombian hospital. it's unclear what caused that plane to go down. >> christa: and we're following two breaking stories closer to homen you heard daniel mention this in fast track traffic. police are on the scene of a shooting. it's shutting down part of the lynnway. right now that roadway is shut down between shepherd and commercial streets for that investigation to continue. we'll keep you posted on that. also breaking overnight, police are investigating a deadly drive on the mcclellan highway in east boston. investigators say a driver was killed when his car rolled over on route 1a late last night. crews also closed that roadway. it's back open. they did that to clear the
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>> we go no answers from these people here, okay. my child is not safe here. no one's child is safe here. >> nicole: parents fired up over the handling of allegations of lewd behavior on an elementary school bus. parents got first chance to talk to the parents about the incident. there were plenty of opinions afterward. kris anderson is back with more. >> wren: nicole, a lot of upset parents. >> kris: many of them demanding answers after they voiced their molested other children on a school bus. >> if it wasn't for my post, none of these parents would know anything. >> kris: this woman took to facebook last week to expose what she says was getting swept under the rug, claiming that a six-year-old boy sexually molested her friend's son and several others while on the school bus to renaissance charter public school. monday night the school held a meeting to answer questions. but that alleged victim's mom, who asked not to show her face, says they are still in the dark.
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answers. it seemed like the school was protecting the child, which i understand, but i didn't feel like there was any protection for my child. >> kris: many people agreed, saying parents were arguing and some even walked out. >> we go no answers from these people here. my child is not safe here. no one's child is safe here. >> they need to let these parents know what's going on with this kid, what they're going to do moving forward. the parents want to know, why wasn't we notified. >> kris: school officials say due the privacy issues, the six-year-old suspect's status and they have taken steps to safeguard all other students. >> just because we can't get the information the second we want it doesn't mean things aren't being handled. >> kris: but for the mom with the child allegedly hurt in this understand debt, it's still not enough. >> i am disappointed. i feel like my child was left behind. >> kris: school officials say they have added a monitor to that bus where the alleged incident happened. back to you. >> nicole: and a day care in lee, new hampshire, is closed
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to be there was found all alone on a busy highway ramp. witnesses found the three-year-old walking up the route 4 ramp. it was just several hundred feet from the day care. the incident happened earlier this month. the child fortunately wasn't hurt. hits angels learning academy is an at-home day care located on joe ford road. police are still investigating. >> christa: this morning we're learning new details about the new hampshire mom caught on camera passed out from a drug overdose. the video of mandy mcgowan passed out i store back in september went viral. and you can see mcgowan's young child trying to wake her up. so on monday the 36-year-old was arraigned on child endanger. charges. mcgowan's attorney says that his client is now clean and is currently in a treatment facility. >> nicole: an alleged church thief called to court in boston. prosecutors say 33-year-old eric swanson broke into the shrine of st. anthony friday morning and stole several religious items. surveillance video captured the incident. police say they arrested swanson
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seen in, in that video. >> christa: dictionary.com has revealed its word of the year, and the word, big winner, "xenophobia." it means the fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures or strangers. xenophobia became the most searched word in the united kingdom after they voted to leave the european union. the searches also spiked here in the u.s. after president-elect donald trump called for a temporary ban on muslims entering the ump still ahead, a star singer slashed by a royal princess. how he got hurt while joking around with a ceremonial sword. >> christa: and where aaron rodgers going? the packers q.b. leaving people scratching their heads during monday night football. and up next, forget cairtds, you could be tipping rudolph cold, hard cash. what happened to drones anyway? reindeer are being used to make some difficult deliveries coming up.
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>> christa: we're back. a look at what's trending today, rudolph could be delivering pizza in northern japan. demeanor -- domino's pizza is training reindeer to deliver pizza to homes in the winter. the animals will have g.p.s. devices so customers can track their pizzas. reindeer can handle the snow better than some vehicles can. thank you, rudolph. let me give you a $5 bill. ? ? >> nicole: digging the music with this mannequin challenge. that's weymouth police taking part in the mannequin challenge. officers, elementary school students and even police dogs took part in that video. >> christa: isn't that the same music from "c.h.i.p.s.." >> nicole: i think so. >> christa: someone will correct me if i'm wrong. bud light offering fans a chance to win a governor welden ticket to the super bowl. fans find a gold can and share a
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they can enter a competition to win super bowl tickets for life. six winners will be chosen every week to get pair of season tickets to their favorite team. >> nicole: not bad, like willie wonka's golden ticket. >> christa: whatever you like. cheers to that. >> nicole: we still have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need the know and go is up next. so no more paper or mast nick boston. details on a proposed ban. >> christa: and we're tracking breaking news today. a resort town on fire. a he tell burning. a
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>> christa: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need the start off your morning. >> nicole: here's what you need the know and go. first up wren with a check of today's weather. >> wren: here's what we're dealing with in terms of travel weather. pretty mild temperature-wise in the northeast. highs today in the mid-50s for many of us. 40 degrees in minneapolis. a lot of rain across the east coast into the south, as well. this is cause a couple slick spots, especially in western massachusetts or central massachusetts. currently looking at a freezing rain advisory. that's in effect until 10:00 a.m. it just takes trace amounts to see slippery spots out on the roads. as this hits the ground, it freezes. you can see where we're already seeing this. but it's also transitioning over to rain showers. light rain this morning, even some drizzle and freezing rain. you can see temperatures cooler to our northwest, 30 degrees in bedford, 38 degrees here in boston. as we head into the rest of the
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chance for rain by around lunchtime into the afternoon and early evening hours. the intensity of this does pick up. your evening commute could be dicey with some pockets of heavier rainfall, especially south of the mass pike. as we head into tomorrow, we have another round of rain by this afternoon through wednesday evening. into thursday morning. so wet weather. when it's all said and done, we could be looking at two inches of rainfall, locally up to three. rain is likely today. we could see patchy fog into this afternoon. temperatures warm into the evening hours, especially south and southeast. very mile temperatuin then we drop into the upper 40s. >> christa: hopefully the weather not affecting the roads just yet. let's check in with danielle gersh for fast track traffic. >> danielle: we're keeping an eye on the lynnway, which is closed because of police activity. it's closed between shepherd and commercial street. route 1 and 93 heading into boston, not seeing any issues. 13 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. pulling down a little bit around
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24 and 95 also fine. the pike wide open all the way back the framingham this morning. and route 2 and 3 looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 14 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128 and 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, just 12 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> nicole: we're following breaking news out of lynn. police on the scene of a shoo lynnway is shut down as the commute gets under way. let's head out live to 7's victoria warren. vicki? >> victoria: parts of the lynnway in both directions shut down. you can see we have a very active and very large street. they have the lynnway shut down from commercial to shepherd street. some video from a little while ago, this police investigation starting a little after 4:00 a.m. now, lynn police not releasing too much information, but we can tell you there are several evidence markers on the sidewalk.
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direction, but again, they do have both sides of the lynnway shut down right now. so we're out here on the scene awaiting an update from police, trying to get more details, but again, this is an extensive police investigation happening rights now. they're collecting evidence. they've got a large portion of the street shut down. and we're hoping at some point within the next hour to get a little more information from hit-and-run police confirmed. we will bring that to you as soon as we have it. live thisni victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, vicki. thank you. two other big breaking stories, as well. a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team has crashed in colombia. >> nicole: also breaking, an out-of-control wildfire is tearing through a resort town in tennessee, putting lives in jeopardy. 7's kris anderson is following breaking details. >> kris: two big stories. it's a scary scene that's unfolding in the town of gatlinburg right now in eastern tennessee. flames tearing through this tourist town known for its
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attractions there. right now officials say at least 30 buildings have caught fire, including a popular hotel. dangerous scene unfolding right near the great smokey mountains national park. we have video now from inside of the park view inn. the hotel sits right on the edge of dolly parton's theme park dollywood. you see flames and fire outside of the window roaring by. shortly after this video was taken everyone inside was evacuated to get them to a safer place. also breaking this morning, a plane crashing in colombia, leaving more than 70 people dead. medellin international airport in colombia. it had left bolivia last night around 6:00. five people managed to survive this crash. the charter plane was carrying members of the brazilian soccer team or a brazilian soccer team. the team released a brief statement saying it was still evaluating the extent of the crash. the team was scheduled to play tomorrow in medellin for the first leg of the south american cup finals. that game has been canceled as a result of this tragic crash. we'll have more on both of these
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the morning right here on 7news "today in new england." back to you. >> nicole: and breaking overnight, police are investigating a deadly drive on the mcclellan highway in east boston. investigators say a driver was killed when his car rolled over on route 1a late last night. crews had to shut down the road for several hours to clear the scene. >> christa: and brockton police are questioning a driver who allegedly took off after running down a man who was crossing the street. investigators say the driver turned himself in yesterday morning after what you're looking at here is a surveillance image that shows the scene outside of the spot nightclub where it happened. police figured out the man who was driving the jaguar was not the owner of that vehicle, and now the owner of the nightclub says he's making some changes after this happened. >> what we're going to be doing, as well as doing our security duty, we're going to be doing some sort of crossing guard duties with flashlights. >> it's terrible, especially this time of year to have something like that happen to
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families want the grieve now. >> christa: the victim is from honduras and leaves behind a wife and three children. >> nicole: a woman is flown to the hospital after being hit by a car in westwood yesterday afternoon on weatherbee drive. police say the woman in her 90s was walking when a driver lost control and hit her. investigators say the driver of that car is also elderly and a medical issue may have caused the crash. a swampscott man accused of causing a deadly accident in east boston facing a judge on monday. prosecutors say steveing berman's blood-alcohol level was two times the legal limit when he hit an airport shuttle back in august. two passengers inside were killed. police say berman told a witness at the scene that another car hit his and then pushed him into the shuttle, but prosecutors say that's just not true. ands be officials are trying to ban plastic bags. the city con sill proposed a ban on monday that would not allow plastic bags at grocery stores. the lawmaker says the bags are harmful to the environment.
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fee on paper bags. and ashland banning marijuana shops for now. people there voting at monday's town meeting to put a ban on accepting applications for marijuana shop licenses until zoning regulations are figured out or until january 2018 when it's allowed. and this decision gives the town more than a year to design and approve zoning regulations before businesses can comply with them. town leaders say this decision is about local control decision making. >> christa: protest centers westport fighting against what is being called the largest case of animal abuse in the northeast. protesters gathered at the town's board of health meeting monday night to call for the resignation of several board members. they say those board members did not properly inspect the american legion highway farm where more than 1,000 animals were found living in horrendous conditions. >> you're responsible for the tragedies that happened. >> you allowed this to go on and
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can say that you didn't know. >> christa: so board members claim they were not aware of the conditions on the farm and never saw a letter from the stay inspector detailing the conditions. >> nicole: connecticut police are searching for a group of teenagers caught on camera robbing a convenience store. you can see the video right there. investigators say these teens burst into the store and stole some candy. well, right now police are looking at that video to see if they can identify who is on that tape. >> christa: and pop star ed sheeran reportedly the face by a young british royal. sheeran sharing a photo of his star on twitter. princess beatrice was pretending to knight singer james blount at a party with a sword. she allegedly cut him on the face. sheeran allegedly shook it off. >> nicole: apparently she was mortified. well, packers quarterback aaron
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last night, but he attracted some attention for what he did on the sidelines. during the third quarter, he went into a tiny tent and stayed there for several minutes. the tent can be used for medical reasons and bathroom breaks. >> christa: now we know. tom brady appeared on radio 1. his son benny stole the show, as kids often do. he talked about his dad's performance against the jets. >> he was playing against the green guys. i don't know what t >> how did you think your dad did yesterday? >> great. he flipped his chest? >> he flipped his chest? >> and he tripped, too. >> hoe he got tripped a few times. >> and he got even more hurt. >> more hurt. maybe you'll tell us what's wrong with him? >> i don't know. he's like a donkey. >> in what way? >> in a crazy way.
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>> is there any other kind? >> christa: exactly. he also predicted his dad will be more like a horse than a dngy when the pats take on the broncos next month. so he's well schooled, this kid. >> nicole: you know what, maybe in belichick doesn't want to be do the pressers anymore, brick ben up. >> christa: give him the mic. all right. here's wren with the last check of your forecast. >> wren: we're looking at the potential of slippery spots. a freezing rain advisory is in effect from western to north central massachusetts until 10:00 a.m. freezing rain. rain freezes on contact with the ground. there could be some slippery spots. temperatures tricky today. temperatures top off in the mid-50s, but it isn't going to be by the afternoon. we'll see temperatures rise in the evening hours. you see the mid-50s there. then they fall back into the upper 40s as we head into tomorrow morning. >> christa: we still have another hour of 7news ahead. at 6:00 we continue breaking news coverage. first in columbia a plane crash has killed all by five of the passengers on board.
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tennessee redort town engulfed by flames as the city evacuate, how emergency crews are handing the blaze. >> christa: in east boston, a crash kills one person and shuts down a highway for hours.
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. >> kris: we're following two big breaking stories. a plane goes down in south america with a brazilian soccer team on board. the search for survivors continues right now. >> christa: also breaking, a wildfire tearing through a tennessee tourist town. >> all of thread are flames. >> christa: travelers trapped inside a hotel as flames
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>> kris: breaking overnight. one person is killed when a car flips over in east boston. >> christa: and chaos on campus and a search for a motive. >> i saw the car ran into him hen plowed enter a crowd of students standing outside. >> christa: did terror play a role at ohio state? and making the call. governor baker opening up about his first conversation with president-elect donald trump. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. good morning. 6:00 a.m. here on this tuesday morning. >> nicole: i'm kris anderson. we enjoyed the weather yesterday. it wasn't too bad out there. >> christa: not too bad, but things taking a cold turn. >> nicole:. >> kris: there's always a but. >> christa: there is. maybe some slippery conditions? >> wren: exactly. plenty of sunshine yesterday. today will be a wet forecast all day long. we're starting a wet stretch of weather, which is much needed moisture for us. but this morning could cause a couple slippery spots. we have a freezing rain advisory in pink from our west to north
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trace amounts of moisture as it freezes on contact with the ground to make for some slippery spots. you can see orange currently at 3 degrees. cooler to our northwest. currently closer to 30 degrees in boston. temperatures for us will be mild. a closer look at some of that freezing rain. you can see that in southern, new hampshire. that's already pushed through northern worcester county. highs today will be back into the 50s with a chance of rain throughout the day and a soggy commute home from work. traffic situation, let's go over to danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, kris. the lynnway is closed in both directions between shepherd street and commercial street. and this is due to police activity where a shooting investigation is going on. no word on when that is expected to reopen. other than that, though, the roads pretty quiet. route 1 and 93 not too bad. braintree to boston, though, traffic picking up. 25 minutes and some stop-go traffic. there route 3 not bad. 24 slow and go back the brockton. mostly greene on route 95.
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much all the way back the framingham. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20, 25 minutes rate to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also just 12 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: right now we're tracking two big breaking news stories for you this morning. first a plane in columbia going down with a brazilian soccer team on board. just five people managing to survive that crash. n redort town engulfed by flame, wildfires creeping in and trapping residents in a very dangerous situation there. 7'sology oliverio is following both of these stories and joins us with all the details. >> nicole:>> nicole: a scary sce unfolding in gatlinburg. flames tearing through that tourist town known for skiing. right now officials say at least 30 buildings have caught fire, including a popular hotel. the dangerous scene unfolding
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park view inn. if hotel sits on the edge of dolly parton's theme park dollywood. you can see the flames just outside the windows there. shortly after this video was taken, everyone inside was evacuated to safety. and the trails of flames leading through the wooded areas, officials say the strong wind gusts of up to 70mph have knocked down trees and purr lines, causing flames to spread quickly. and roadways are out of the area are packed as immediate evacuations were overnight. in addition to gatlinburg, some areas of the town of pigeon forge are also being evacuated. crews are working around the clock the try and contain those flames. we have more breaking news this morning. a plane crash in colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. that plane was on its way to medellin international airport in colombia. it had left bolivia at 6:00 last night. there were 72 passengers and 9 crew members on board. officials, though, just confirmed that five people mao
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were killed. the survivors are being treated at area hospitals. it's unclear what caused the plane to go down, but officials are investigating a possible electrical problem. but female flight attendant says the plane ran out of fuel. the charter plane was carrying members of a brazilian soccer team. the team released a brief statement saying it was still evaluating the extent of the crash. the team was scheduled the play tomorrow for the first leg of the south american cup that game has been canceled. we'll continue to follow both of these breaking stories and bring you the latest information this morning. christa, back to you. >> christa: thank you so much. danielle mentioned parts of the lynnway are closed after an officer-involved shooting. let's head out to 7's victoria warren. vicki, you just learned new details about how this all unfolded? >> victoria: that's right. we're being told this started as an armed robbery at a gas station. we have a huge police seen here
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commercial street. this was, we're told by the police chief, a police officer-involved shooting. no lynn police officers were hurten one suspect, though, was shot. that suspect survived the shooting and has been rushed to mass general hospital where he is in police custody and undergoing surgery right now. but as you can imagine, this is just a huge police presence out here, and they've got quite a bit of investigation that needs to happen any time a police officer fireshe for quite some time, which means the lynnway is going to be shut down throughout a portion of the morning rush. that's something that a commuter will want to keep in mind. but again, we have confirmed this was a police officer-involved shooting. no lynn police officers were hurt. one suspect was shot. that suspect currently undergoing surgery at mass general hospital. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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>> he ran out with a knife taking down people. >> christa:>> kris: chaos on cas ending in tragedy at ohio state university in columbus. police say a student used his car and a knife to attack people there. now investigators are looking for any possible ties to terror. 7's john cuoco joins us with more. john, what do we know? >> john: kris, the ohio state campus will reopen today less than 24 hours after an attack >> we have several pedestrians struck by a vehicle. >> john: the attack at ohio state started just before 10:00 a.m. monday. students and faculty blocked doorways and hid. >> we barricaded ourselves in our rooms like we were taught, turned off our lights and just hunkered down. >> john: officials say the suspect, 18-year-old abdul artan was somali citizen who lived in the area and was a legal, permanent resident. police and federal agents searching the apartment where they say artan lived. investigators say they can't
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is that possibility. >> john: law enforcement officials say shortly before the attack, this rant was posted to what appears to be artan's facebook page, saying the attacks on muslims around the world "led to a boiling point. i can't take it anymore." police say artan deliberately drove over the curb, rammed the car into a group of pedestrians. he then continued to attack. >> the suspect came out of a car with a knife and started swinging at students. >> john: the only gun was fired by a responding police officer. 28-yead >> the officer was in the right place at the right time. he saw the whole thing happen and was able to take immediate action. >> john: campus police are confident the suspect came to campus alone the carry out the attack by himself. now they're investigating if anyone else helped him plan the attack. live in the newsroom, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: john, thank you. now to breaking news from overnight. police are investigating a deadly drive on the mcclellan highway in east boston. investigators say the driver was killed when his car rolled over
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it happened late last night. crews also closed off the roads for several hours to investigate, but the scene is now clear. also this morning, an elderly tewksbury man is being treated for severe burns after getting trapped in a fire. flames breaking out late last night at the man's home. fire crews and neighbor are the ones who rushed to the rescue here tearing the burning clothing right off of this man's body. >> we had to tear his shirt off. his chest and his back was on fire pretty bad. we tore his shirt off and his chest and back was still smoldering. >> christa: he was taken to mass general. his daughter is being treated for smoke inhalation but she's expected to be okay. >> kris: the chief medical examiner says a two-year-old died of blunt-force trauma after performing an autopsy on monday. officers found the child unresponsive inside of her home on york street sunday afternoon. so far no arrests have been
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ipswich arrest manning in connection with a home invasion there. this happened on high street yesterday afternoon. investigators say the 32-year-old suspect broke into a man's home and then hit the home owner with a club. the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. police in brockton are questioning a driver who allegedly took off after running down a man who was simply crossing the street. investigators say the suspect turned himself in yesterday morning shortly after 25-year-old sergio licona died at the hospital. this is that showed what happened outside the spot nightclub. police say the man driving the jaguar was not the owner of that vehicle. no word yet on charges he'll be facing. >> kris: the latest in president-elect donald trump's transition. today is expected to be a benchmark day. vice president-elect mike pence telling the media to expect announcements today, including dpa dwa representative tom priorities chork is expected to be named secretary of health and human services. he's been a critic of obamacare.
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second time. the former massachusetts governor is a contender for the secretary of state position. this comes as the president-elect's team is reportedly trying the keep romney out of the cabinet after romney's sharp criticism of the president-elect on the campaign trail. students at harvard's kennedy school say they will protest the arrival of members of the president-elect's team this week. the "globe" reports that campaign manager kellyanne conway and chief strategist steve bannon will attend a conference on the school's campus. recount in another battleground state. the former green party candidate has filed for a recount in pennsylvania. this comes after wisconsin says it will begin a recount of the votes later this week. >> christa: all right. it's 6:10 on your tuesday morning. parents are outraged. their message to school leaders after an alleged sexual assault on board a school bus. >> kris: kicked off a plane and now banned for life, this pro-donald trump tirade that has delta grounding this one passenger. >> christa: and you know what?
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week's "who did it better." did bri take down a pats' legend in this week's challenge? we'll let you know. >> wren: and we have a wet stretch of weather. how much rain can we expect? we'll let you know coming up. >> danielle: and a typical morning commute. 25 minutes from braintree to boston. the lynnway closed between shepherd and commercial streets
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>> christa: we have lots to talk about in the weather department. quite a bit of rain, as well. >> kris: significant rainfall, wren. >> wren: especially between new and thursday morning. we're looking at grabbing some spots upward two inches of rain. that's certainly news for us here. but this morning we have some nuisance weather, as well.
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already a couple slippery spots out there, as well. freezing rain advisory currently in effect. that's in effect until 10:00 a.m. an we're currently seeling a lot of that actually in northern massachusetts as well as western massachusetts. greenfield actually already reporting for some slippery spots out there. so allow a little extra time today. here's a look at the big picture here. we're looking at low pressure to our northwest and this warm front actually stretched out across much of new england. that's going to continue to bring us some very wet weather. lots of moisture currently still in new york and both but it's headed our way. we're going to get a good punch of moisture here with this system. so a lack ahead. we'll see moisture move in from the southwest and into the northeast here today. and you can see this morning this is not terribly heavy for us. we're looking at light rain and drizzle. but as you head into the lunch hour, we have a better chance of more moderate rainfall. yellows and ons, heavy rainfall. at the time you're headed home from work, this sets up to be a greater moisture event as you
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that way. we're all looking at widespread moisture here. today into tonight. by late tonight, this scoots on out of here. we briefly dry out. cloud cover, fog, as well. by tomorrow morning, i think your commute looks pretty good. still seeling mostly cloudy skies. but as we head into tomorrow afternoon, we have another round of moisture headed our way. and this is also going to bring a good deal of rainfall for us. so again, when it's all said and done, we're looking at helpful and appreciable rainfall totals. temperatures right now coo orange. much more in boston. temperatures tricky here today. here's a will be at high temperatures. they're not going to be this afternoon. it's going to be into the evening hours. you can see 3:00, we can still see some of us in the upper 40s to our southeast. temperatures already in the low 50s. as we head into dinnertime and past dinnertime here, you can see temperatures rise into the mid-50s, especially to our southeast. to our northwest, a little cooler. keen in the mid to upper 40s. as we head into the overnight
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so kind of a little bit of an interesting trend in association with this warm front lifting further northward and actually pushing on out of here. temperatures there are going to be still mild, though, and above our average highs with a likely chance for rain today. chance for showers tomorrow by the afternoon continuing actually into early thursday. so today temperatures are going to be in the mid-50s. lows tonight in the upper 40s. by tomorrow morning, it will be breezier today, as well, with temperatures above average through thursday. >> christa: let's get right the fast track traffic with danielle gersh. you're been watching the situation on the lynnway. i'm sure there are other things to talk about. >> danielle: sky7 over that area. there is a shooting that happened in this area. so no one getting guy here. let's go to the maps. i'll show you exactly where this is on the lynnway. it's between shepherd and commercial street. no word on when that is expected to reopen. route 1, though, and 93 heading into boston.
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about 25 minutes from braintree to boston. route 3 a little bit of slowing investigate traffic back to weymouth. 24 slow and go back the brockton, and 95 northbound slowing down there as you approach 128. the pike wide open back the framingham this morning. we're not seeing any issues on the pike. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20, 25 minutes on the expressway northbound braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 16 minutes this morn running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: okay, danielle. also on 7 -- >> donald trump, baby. that's right. this man knows what's up. >> christa: passenger on board a delta flight banned for life after launching into a rant about the president-elect. so the airline taking action after this supporter of donald trump sounded off with a captive audience. of course, his fellow passengers right there. >> kris: others on the plane
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happened. >> nicole: well, kris, delta now banning that passenger for life after the airline faced some pretty harsh criticism for allowing that man to stay on the flight following that rant. >> trump, baby! this man knows what's up. >> nicole: passenger on board a delta airline started spewing donald trump. how many people, man? really? ain't nobody going to say something? >> we can't hear you. >> you can't hear me? donald trump, baby. >> nicole: and insulting hillary clinton supporters. >> we got some hillary clinton supporters here? come on, baby. >> nicole: delta says this man is banned for life from the
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that isn't enough. he went off the plane for 15 minutes, delaying our flight, came back on and saying, this is what you get for being a patriot, loudly for the whole place to hear. that passenger says she's gotten hateful messages for posting the video online. she also says delta has not reached out the her. >> hey, baby, donald trump, is your president, every [bleeped] one of you. if you don't like it, too bad. >> nicole: delta says it's offering a full refund to all the other passengers on that flight. live in the newsroom, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: coming up in 7sports, celtics heading down to the sunshine state, but could they take the road? >> christa: and gronk leaving early against the jets, but now it looks like that injury might not be so bad. we'll have the latest. >> kris: and he's traded in his pats' uniform for an apon. could bri eggers take down
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waking up to slippery spots on the roads, especially in western and northern massachusetts. we have a freezing rain advisory currently in effect until 10:00 a.m. and again, some slippery spots out toward orange, fitchburg, greenfield, as well. temperatures for us here in boston are much warmer in the upper 30s, but we do still have the potential for some freezing rain to our northwest and kind of seeing that, as well, to our southeast a little bit. that's going to quickly move on out of here. then we're looking at the chance for showers throughout the day. the potential for a very commute home from work. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics in miami last night without al horford who was excused after the birth of his second child. against a depleted heat team, they didn't need him. the celtics roll over miami for their fourth straight win on the road. isaiah thomas and company built a 17-point lead by halftime. and even though the heat got within nine late, thomas was too strong down the stretch. he goes for 25, including a
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it's anybody's guess when the patriots will have rob gronkowski back. the big tight end leaving in the first quarter of sunday's game with a back injury, one that's reportedly not too serious, but the team plans on playing it safe with gronk, who is already dealing with a chest injury. and the bruins traveling a little light to philadelphia for tonight's skate with the flyers. neither zedeno chara or john-michael liles made the trip. i'm joe amorosino, that's sports. havere >> kris: it's time to find out who did it better. >> christa: this week's challenge, bri took on former pats' star troy brown. they went head to head in a restaurant server challenge. bri and troy headed to burton's grill in hingham. they eached checked tickets to make hour the food matched the order. troy missed five items, bri missed four. >> kris: here are the results. it was a close one. troy brown takes home another title. he has super bowl rings. did he win one? >> christa: i'm trying to think.
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i think he was on the team that lost to the giants that year? >> kris: well, someone tweet us. let us know did troy brown win a super bowl ring. if not, he still has a "who did it better" title. 53% of the vote. bri finishing with 47%. a close race. next week bri takes on another sports star, bruins' center and former harvard stardom nick moore. they'll load up the holiday meal kits at the salvation army. you'll then have chance to decide "who did it better." >> christa: he doesot >> kris: bri doesn't either, but they're both winners because they're helping the salvation army. >> christa: just ahead at 6:30, a proposed bag ban. who wants the make plastic bags a thing of the past in boston. >> kris: breaking news this morning. wildfires tearing through a tennessee reall right town. this is a lack at what's happening in gatlinburg. >> christa: and breaking news in south america. only five people survive after a
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>> christa: breaking news. crews sifting through wreckage in columbia after a plane crash. on board, members of a brazilian soccer team. >> kris: and breaking down south, flames taking over, engulfing a tennessee town. residents forced to flee gatlinburg. >> christa: and frustrated parents opening up. >> we got no answers from these people here. okay. >> christa: they're angry over the way a school handled alarming allegations on board a school bus marijuana set to become law. one town is saying no thanks the a planned dispensary. >> christa: and find out what little ben brady has to say after his dad's win over the jets. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: little ben brady was quite talkative. >> christa: what did he call him? >> nicole: donkey. >> christa: crazy donkey. >> kris: he's probably the only one who can get away with
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good morning. 6:30 on this tuesday morning. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. let's get over the wren with a look at the weather. >> wren: we're going to see a good deal of moisture through next couple days. it starts this morning with light rain and drizzle. we also have freezing rain out there. friesen rain advisories in effect for northern massachusetts, western mass as well as southern vermont. that's in effect until 10:00 a.m. we've already seen some of this here. you can see right now on satellite radar, we're still seeing some of this push through. also some showers, there a temperatures this morning in the low 30s. right around freezing for most of us. warmer in boston at 38 degrees. >> christa: we're checking breaking news out of lynn this morning where investigators on the scene of a police-involved shooting. >> kris: armed robbery ending with shots fired. victoria warren has all the breaking details. vicki? vicki mabrey we have a huge crime scene behind me and a good portion of the lynnway is shut down this morning. this all started around 4:00 a.m. and we've been told by the
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police officer-involved shooting. all of this started with an armed robbery at a gas station just a few boston celtics away away -- a few blocks away from here. the lynn police officer opened fire shooting that suspect. that suspect was rushed to the hospital where he's undergoing surgery this morning. no police officers were hurt in any of this. now they've got a very large crime scene spa spans several blocks. they have the lynnway in both directions shut down, those most of their investigation is of the lynnway. so they're going to be out here for quite some time trying to piece all of this together. but again, we've got one suspect who was shot, rushed to mass general hospital, where he is in police custody undergoing surgery and in police officers were hurt. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: time now for fast track traffic. danielle, that shooting scene, the big crime scene, is it affecting things in lynn?
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saying. sky7 also over the scene, kris. northbound and southbound the lynnway closed in boat directions. let's go to the maps. this is between shepherd street and dmerrial street here. it's been closed pretty much all morning. no word yet on when that is expected to reopen. also north of town on 95 northbound at central street, we have another accident we're watching. south of town the expressway braintree to boston half an hour. so stop and go the whole way there. route 3 a little bit of slow and go traffic back the weymouth. back the brockton. and 95 slowing down northbound there as you approach 128. the pike slowing down a little bit through framingham. but other than that, not really seeing any major issues on the pike this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20, 25 minutes on the expressway, braintree to boston. 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. so that's your shortest drive this morning. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 24 minutes. and both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys.
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colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. the plane was on its way to medellin international airport in colombia. it had left bolivia around 6:00 last night. officials say 76 people on board were all killed. five people did manage to survive that crash. they're being treated at area hospitals right now. it's not clear yet what caused the plane the go down, but officials are investigating a possible electrical problem right now. also breaking, severe wildfires tearing through tennessee's ski resort areas that surround the park. most of those towns are under mandatory evacuation, including the town of gatlinburg. 30 buildings in that town have already gone up in flames. fire continues to spread even at this hour. and this morning parents at as be charter school speaking out after allegations of sexual abuse on board a school bus. officials at the boston renaissance school holding a meeting last night. they expressed their frustration and outrage after a facebook post accused a six-year-old boy
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school us with. >> we got no answers from these people here, okay. my child is not safe here no. one's child is safe here. >> they need to let these parents know what's going on with this kid, what they're going to do moving forward. parents want to know, why weren't we notified? >> christa: monitors have been added to the bus where the alleged abuse happened. >> kris: more news today. we're learning details about the future mother caught on camera passed out in the store after a dangerous overdose. the video of mandy mcgowan passed out in a lawrence dollar store back in september went viral online. you see mcgowan's young child trying desperately to wake her up. on monday this 36-year-old woman was arraigned on while endangerment charges. mcgowan's attorney says his client is clean and is currently in a treatment facility. >> she's entered the program. she's 67 days into that program. to now hold her on $10,000 cash bail, which she's clearly not
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and have all of the progress she's made pushed aside... >> mandy, how is your daughter doing? >> kris: mcgowan was released, but her attorney says she's choosing not to see her daughter until her treatment is over. a swampscott man accused of causing a deadly crash in east boston facing a judge on monday. prosecutors say steven bierbaum's blood-alcohol level was two times the legal limit when he hit a two passengers inside were killed. police say he told witnesses at the scene another car hits his car and pushed it into the trouble. prosecutors say that's not true. >> christa: happening today, salem state university will hold a meeting about a controversial art exhibit. school officials and students will talk about whether an exhibit about the fears connectedded to the presidential election should remain closed. now, it was shut down last week after people complained about a painting depicting members of the ku klux klan. non-union workers at logan
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today. a rally been held at east boston memorial park at 11:30 a.m. the workers say they're protesting numerous violations, including wage and safety issues. >> kris: ashland banning marijuana shops, at least for now. residents voltling at monday's town meeting to put a ban on accepting applications for marijuana shop licenses until zoning regulations are figured out or until january of 2018 when it's allowed. the decision gives this town more than a year to dezone and approve zoning with them. town officials say the decision is about local control and local decision making. boston officials are trying to ban plastic bags. a city councilor proposed a bill on monday that would not allow plastic bags at grocery stores. the lawmaker says the bagses are harmful to the environment. the bill also includes 5 cent feet on paper bags. >> christa: still ahead on "today in new england," a flash mob moving in. a convenience store ransacked. a troubling trend that's
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>> kris: plus hear what the governor had to say after having
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>> kris: caught on camera now, a connecticut store swamped when a large group, look at this, teenagers burst in and start stealing all sorts of items. the flashmob caught the store's clerk off guard. >> christa: this isn't the first time this kind of thing happened. nicole is back with this story. >> nicole: christa, the manager of this convenience store says these teens stole candy and knocked everything else on the store. take a look at this video. you can see the stampede of teenagers rushing to the shell station store in hartford on saturday night. so they jump int anything they can find before running away and some were saying this is all part of a trend that's going viral online. >> there's videos on facebook. they do that in new york and stuff. they ransack the stores and take the stuff. as a rebellion probably. just attack all the stores you can. >> nicole: it's unclear what was taken from the the store and officers are still trying to identify the teens. police are now warning that this could be a trend this holiday season. back to you, guys. >> kris: know and go is up
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stories, including a risky rescue pulled off in tewksbury when an elderly man's home catches fire. >> christa: we're track, breaking news. five people survived a deadly plane crash in columbia with a soccer team on board at the time. >> kris: a tough scene in tennessee. wildfires ripping across a tourist destination and
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>> nicole: we're following three breaking stories, including a wildfire in tennessee, a huge hotel up in flames. evacuations under way right now. >> kris: also breaking, a deadly plane crash in colombia. a brazilian soccer team on board. now reports of some survivors. >> christa: and breaking news at home. a police-involved shooting in lynn. shots fired. welcome back. 6:45 this tuesday morning. very busy morning of breaking news. k with traffic and weather. we want to get to wren clair first because the weather is changing quickly. >> wren: it is. right new a couple slippery spots on the road. a freezing rain advisory in effect until 10:00. just trace amounteds of freezing rain the make for slippery spots. we're seeing that in greenfield, especially in western mass and northern mass. you can see a closer look here. we're seeing some of that freezing rain this morning and we'll continue to see it especially in northern mass and actually southern new hampshire, as well. so a look at what to expect as
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old rain, and that does intensify as we head into the afternoon. i think we're looking at more moderate rainfall, especially south of the mass pike. more moderate rainfall. pockets of heavier rainfall. where you see those oranges and yellow, that's where we're seeing heavier rainfall. this will make for a more difficult commute home from work, as well. this morning slippery spots as we head home from work, more heavy rainfall. and then we briefly dry out late tonight. but we see another round of moisture headed our way into wednesday afternoon. and rainfall this is said and done will bring up to around two inches of rain for us. today our highs in the mid-50s. not in the afternoon. here's a lack at temperatures. you can see as we head into the later evening hours, we actually see those highs in the mid-50s. we drop back down into the upper 40s with the chance for fog this afternoon and into tomorrow. >> kris: breaking news locally out of lynn where police are on the scene of a shooting that involved an officers. >> christa: investigators say a robbery suspect has been shot, as well.
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now. >> victoria: good morning, christa. we can tell you that in lynn police officers were hurt in all of this, but one lynn police officer did open fire, shooting a suspect. a very large crime scene you're looking at live right here behind me. this is on the lynnway in the area of commercial street. this shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. we're told that it started as an armed robbery and then there was some sort of situation out on the sidewalk, and that's when this police officer opened fire. the suspect was rushed to mass ge undergoing surgery this morning. we have video of the gas station involved in this incident. it's a gulf station on the corner of commercial street and the lynnway. police officers are there right now doing that portion of the investigation. so a lot of things they're trying to piece together this morning, live out here on the scene, they've been marking things with evidence markers and just trying to follow the trail from the gas station down to the actual shooting location. again, that suspect in police
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rushed to mass general hospital where he's undergoing surgery. no lynn police officers were hurt. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: as you see behind vicki, that area of the lynnway is shut down, here's danielle gersh with the latest on the traffic impact. >> danielle: thanks, christa. sky7 over the scene here. the lynnway has been shut down all morning in both direction here. will let's go to the maps. it is closed northbound and southbound between shepherd street and commercial street. no word on when they're we're also watching a couple accidents out there on the roads. we have a crash on 95 northbound at central street. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway this morning, that drive 31 minutes. so stop and go pretty much the entire way. in raynham, a crash at 24 northbound at exit 13. the left lane is blocked from this incident. we have a new accident, a multi-vehicle crash on 495 northbound at exit 27 here. the rest of your drive on the pike heading into boston not
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out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway. braintree to boston. 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. that's your easiest drive. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 32 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we have a couple big breaking stories this morning. first, a story about a plane crash in colombia. it goes down with a brazilian soccer team on board. >> kris: in tennessee, a resort town engulfed by flames. wildfires creeping in, trapping and creating a dangerous situation. nicole oliverio joins us with all the breaking details on both of these stories. >> nicole: kris, a scary scene unfolding in the town of gatlinburg. flames tearing through that resort town known for its skiing. right now it's believed 30 buildings have caught on fire, including a hotel and a church near the great smoky mountains national park. the hotel sits just on the edge of doll d.l.'s theme park
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of the windows. there shortly after this video was taken, everyone inside was forced to evacuate. the trails of flames leading through wooded area, adding to the danger, strong wind gusts of up to 70mph. that's knocked down trees and power lines. that's causing the flames to spread even faster. roads out of the affected area are packed as immediate evacuations were ordered overnight. in addition to gatlinburg, some areas of the town of pigeon forge are also being evacuated. crews are working around the clock to flames, and that may actually start the get easier because rain has just moved into the area. and also breaking this morning, a plane crashes in colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board. the plane was on its way to medellin international airport in colombia. it had left bolivia around 6:00 last night. there were 72 massers with and nine crew members on board. officials did confirm that five people somehow managed to survive that crash. the other 76 people on board were killed.
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it's not clear yet what caused the plane to go down, but officials say they're investigating a possible electrical problem. but a female flight attendant says the plane ran out of fuel. the charter plane was carrying members of a brazilian soccer team. that team was scheduled to play tomorrow for the first leg of the south american cup finals. that game obviously has been canceled. live in the newsroom, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: other breaking news from overnight. police are investigating a deadly drive on the highway in east boston, and here investigators say a driver was killed when his car rolled over on route 1a. crews closed off that roadway for several hours in order to investigate. they've since cleared the scene. >> a guy crashed his car into a bunch of people and ran out with a knife, chasing down people. >> kris: the ohio state university community is reeling after this chaos on campus when a student used his car and a butcher knife to attack people
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into possible ties to terror. we want to get over live to 7's john cuoco who has been following this story. what's the latest, john? >> john: kris, the ohio state campus is open this morning, but ten people are recovering following the terrifying attack on monday. police say 18-year-old abdu razak ali artan drove his car on to a sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians. he then used a butcher knife to stab several students according to officers. ten people were taken to the hospital. an o.s.u. police officer shot and killed artan when he refused to drop his knife. artan was a somali citizen who moved to the u.s. in 2013 as a legal resident. the motive for the attack remains unknown. university police officers are now investigating to see if anyone else helped plan the attack. live in the newsroom, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: this morning an elderly tewksbury man is being treated for severe burns after he was trapped in a fire. the flames broke our last night
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street. fire crews say that a neighbor and some of their crews rushed to the rescue and actually tore the burning clothes off the 84-year-old's body. >> we had the cut his shirt off. his chest and back was on fire pretty bad. tore it off his chest, tore it off his back. he's still smoldering. >> christa: the man was taken by helicopter to mass general hospital. >> nicole: breaking news in president-elect donald trump's transition team. it was just will indeed be nominated for second taifer of health and human service, this after vice president-elect mike pence told reporters to expect some big announcements later today. the president-elect will meet with mitt romney again today for a second time. the former massachusetts governor is a contender for the secretary of state position. it comes after the president-elect's team, though, is reportedly trying to keep romney out of the cabinet. jill stein meantime asking for a recount in another battleground state.
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has filed for a recount in pennsylvania. this comes after wisconsin says it will also begin a recount of votes later this week. and the president-elect already taking to twitter this morning after election results in michigan, tweeting the great state of michigan was just certified as a trump win, giving all of our make america great again supporters another victory, 306. >> christa: meantime, massachusetts governor charlie baker reaching out to the president-elect. governor baker says that he called president-elect trump before thanksgiving to wish him a happy holiday and also congratulate him on his win. baker says he doesn't think the president-elect will punish massachusetts for voting democratic in the election. >> it was a social call. i did think it was important for me to reach out and to say congratulations and to offer our assistance if appropriate. >> christa: during the campaign, the governor frequently spoke out against the
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with his party in the election. >> kris: another big performance on the voice. ? oh, if i could turn back time, baby ? >> kris: courtney harrel performing cher's "if i could turn back time." she's hoping to advance to the top eight. the results will be revealed tonight. >> christa: tom brady's son benny making quite an appearance during his weekly radio interview last night. it was his son definitely took charge here and talked about his dad's performance against the jets. >> he was playing against the greene guys. i don't know what they're called, but they're very good. >> how did you think your dad did yesterday? >> great. he flipped his chest. >> christa: he flipped his chest. >> and he tripped. too. >> he got tripped a few times. >> and he got even more hurt. >> more hurt, maybe you'll tell
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>> i don't know. he's like a donkey. >> in what way? >> in a crazy way. >> christa: can we get brady to do the crazy donkey impersonation he does for his six-year-old for us, because i'd love to see that. they say the funniest things, kids. >> kris: we don't like those big green guys. >> christa: no, they were good, too. there was some moments i was getting nervous during the first half. >> kris: benjamin may have tosu the best, that's for sure, wren. >> wren: today we're looking at the likely chance for showers. we're already seeing light rain. we have a freezing rain advisory in effect to our west and northwest. temperatures in the upper 40s. we warm up into the 50s as we head enter the later evening hours. we drop back enter the 40s. the chance of rain continuing tomorrow, as well. >> kris: thanks so much for joining us. the today slow show is straight
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good morning. breaking news. a charter plane crashes in colombia. 81 people on board, including a professional soccer team. this morning, five survivors pulled from the wreckage. tennessee burns. wildfires raging out of control in the great smokey mountains. two resort towns. flames now at the edge of the famous dollywood resort, and this nearby hotel where guests appear to be trapped inside. officials believe arson is to blame. we'll be there live with the latest. is he a terrorist? new images emerge of the man behind the attack at ohio state university. >> there's a guy crashed his car into a bunch of people. >> 11 people injured, the suspect shot and killed by

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